When we talk about music, we can’t avoid feelings. That’s is why I think music and feelings are connected. The music we listen to, can be another way to describe our feelings. Music has the power to change us emotionally and mentally, and that is the beauty of music.
Music is the “universal language.” It helps to connect us with the composer/artist as well as all of the human race – as we realise that we all go through similar life experiences and emotions.
Today I will Introduce you to my 5 favourite songs of all time and I will explain why.
This Is A Move - Tasha Cobbs Leonard
There’s nothing better than listening to strong women lead in worship. Tasha Cobbs Leonard absolutely wreck you with this powerhouse tune.
I am drawn in from the very first verse. From the moment she sings
Mountains are still being moved
Strongholds are still being loosed
God we believe it
Yes we can see that
Wonders are still what You do
I am immediately blessed. This song takes me to a place where I feel safe and there is this unexplainable tranquility. Holding tears during this song is impossible for me.This is one of them songs you just can’t listen to and not respond. It reminds me that miracles are still happening everyday.
Someone Like You - Adele
This song means a lot to me as it reminds me of someone that I loved but never told. I am happy that he is happy with his life, however he will always hold a special place in my heart. This song sums up perfectly how I feel. It is about acknowledging that a lost love has moved on and that, they are happy their ‘dreams came true’. And also (begrudgingly) accepting that I couldn’t give them what they were after.
It reminds me that sometimes love does last, but sometimes it hurts instead. Something I wish i knew in my twenties.
Loi - Koffi Olomide
This is my jam! Are you even African if you don’t like this song? At six years old, I knew the whole dance routine. I still listen to this song in 2020, that’s how much I love it. When I was still an only child, my mother used to take me to most of the kitchen parties and baby showers and this used to be the national anthem of any party in Zimbabwe in the 90’s. I am actually listening to it as I am writing this.
This will forever be a jam in my eyes. Always puts me in a good mood.
Ndizvo Chete - M'afriq
Back in the day, Zimbabwe’s music industry was characterised by a unique music genre.Known as urban grooves. One of my favourite was a group called Mafriq. They are/were an award-winning Afro-fusion musical band based in Harare Zimbabwe. The group rose to fame in 2003. Their name was derived from the phrase ‘My Africa’, hence they maintain an African flavour in all their production
This song reminds me of my high school days.Oh the memories. For me this is arguably the best song to come out of the Urban Grooves era. Very soothing.
DJ Maphorisa - Midnight Starring ft. DJ Tira, Busiswa, Moonchild Sanelly
Siya Groova! The beat is just HOT 🔥🔥🔥.If only I had the dance moves to match, but I will get there one day. This is also my go to song at the gym, the beat just gives me energy.I love Busiswa, her songs are so dope.
Alright, my #winterabc family,those are my 5 all time favourite songs.
When you’re feeling sad or otherwise emotional, there is no better way to feel it than through music. Just listening to the right kind of music that reflects your mood helps you to feel your way through your emotions. That is the beauty of music.
I hope you will enjoy them as much as I do.
Until Next Time.